Okay, for a party that prides itself for being the defender of the working man, they sure did trash them last night. Not only that but confirmed what many working-class Americans have felt about Democrats for quite some time: they’re out of touch. The last Democratic debate of the year was held last night, days before Christmas. Whoever decided that this was a great idea should be beaten, but that’s another story.
These two-hour-plus affairs are just reminders that there is not a single Democrat on this stage running who can beat Donald Trump. Tom Steyer managed to slither his way in, but he’s a blowhard extraordinaire. Bernie Sanders can’t stop yelling about health care, Elizabeth Warren is a fake Indian who has a health care plan that will destroy 150+ million private plans. Yes, union households are targeted in this purge as well. It will also cost some $50 trillion over the next ten years—and this lady says that her plan wouldn’t increase middle-class taxes. Bury that claim at Wounded Knee. Some women voters view Warren as cold, a carbon copy of Hillary, and just super unlikable. And then, there’s Joe Biden, who cannot shake his son’s Ukraine story off his back, doesn’t know where he is half the time, slurs his words, and now decides to take a page out of Clinton’s 2016 playbook? Did he just say to natural gas workers, blue-collar workers, what Lady Macbeth did to coal workers? Joe Biden declared last night that he is willing to subject hundreds of thousands of Americans to economic destitution if it means a greener economy. In 2016, Hillary Clinton proudly declared that her administration would put a lot of coal miners out of work.
QUESTION: "Would you be willing to sacrifice...hundreds of thousands of blue collar workers in that transitioning to that greener economy?"— Francis Brennan (@FrancisBrennan) December 20, 2019
BIDEN: "The answers yes." pic.twitter.com/23Qh1wyEa6
This declaration occurred during the climate change/green energy portion of the debate. Democratic Party is anti-fracking. That doesn’t play well for voters who live in places like Western Pennsylvania, a must-win state for Democrats in 2020. So, we have a health care plan that will ruin hundreds of millions of American families’ health care, including union workers, and an energy policy that will put hundreds of thousands out of work. This, coupled with the impeachment nonsense up on the Hill, is what’s keeping the swing states in play. It’s why Trump is now running neck-and-neck or outright beating Democrats in head-to-head matchups. It’s why Trump’s approval rating has seen an uptick. When you compare the agendas, there really isn’t much of a debate. It’s prosperity and freedom vs. economic ruin and slavery at this juncture.
And Democrats refusal to reach out to working-class Americans at their peril because even The New York Times found out that this 2020 crop hasn’t made much of a dent in the voter coalition that will give Trump a second term [emphasis mine]:
The Times/Siena results and other data suggest that the president’s advantage in the Electoral College relative to the nation as a whole remains intact or has even grown since 2016, raising the possibility that the Republicans could — for the third time in the past six elections — win the presidency while losing the popular vote.
The major demographic cleavages of the 2016 election also remain intact. Mr. Trump struggles badly among college-educated white voters and nonwhite voters, though there are signs his standing among the latter group has improved modestly since the last presidential election. He counters with a wide lead among white voters who did not graduate from a four-year college.
In contrast to recent national surveys, the Times/Siena polls find that the president’s lead among white, working-class voters nearly matches his decisive advantage from 2016. This group represents nearly half of registered voters in these states, and a majority in the Northern battlegrounds that decided the last election.
The poll offers little evidence that any Democrat, including Mr. Biden, has made substantial progress toward winning back the white working-class voterswho defected to the president in 2016, at least so far. All the leading Democratic candidates trail in the precincts or counties that voted for Barack Obama and then flipped to Mr. Trump.
As a result, Democrats appear to have made little progress in reclaiming their traditional advantage in the Northern battleground states, despite their sweep there in the 2018 midterms. Respondents in these states said they voted for Democratic congressional candidates by an average of six points, all but identical to their actual winning margins.
Nearly two-thirds of the Trump voters who said they voted for Democratic congressional candidates in 2018 say that they’ll back the president against all three named opponents.
Given the arrogance of the Left, they'll gloss over this. That's fine. I'm very much looking to another liberal meltdown on Election Day 2020.